QUICKSTART:  HOW TO CREATE A WEB PAGE 
USING NETSCAPE COMPOSER

OPENING A BLANK WEB PAGE 1. Open Nestcape 

2.  Now, open File Menu

3. Choose New, then Blank Page--
    A composer window containing a blank 
    page will open.  You will see a paper & 
    pen icon in  the top left hand corner.
 

FORMATTING:
CHOOSING A FONT & STYLE 
1. Pull down the Format Menu &  Choose 
    a  Font Style.

2. Pull down the Format Menu & Choose 
    Style, then Bold.
 

 FORMATTING: 
HEADINGS & CENTERING
1. Pull down the Format Menu & Choose 
    from Heading 1 to 6 (1 = largest; 
    6 = smallest).

2. Pull down the Format Menu & Choose 
    Align Center.  Type your Page Title.
 

WRITING TEXT 1.  After you center your title, you need to 
     re-align your page so that copy will be 
     flush left.  Pulll down the Format Menu
     & Choose Align Left.

2.   Begin typing in your course material.  The 
      way you see it will be the way it will appear 
      on the web.  Today we will practice putting
      headings for Quizzes, HyperNews & IRC
 


 
 
CHECKING SPELLING 
 
 

 

1. To check a word, or part of a document, 
     highlight the word/phrase and click on the 
     Spelling Icon on your tool bar.

2. To check the entire document, just click on 
     then click the Spelling Icon.
 

INSERTING LINKS TO OTHER PAGES 1.  Select the text you want to link to another 
     page & highlight it.

2. Click on the Link Icon. (Looks like a 
     piece of chain link.)

3  To link to another page, enter the address 
    of that page in the Link To space.  To 
    remove the link,  click Link icon, and 
    delete the Internet address  in the box.
 

SAVING & PREVIEWING YOUR 
WEB PAGE ON THE INTERNET
1. For this workshop you will be saving your 
    file to a disk. 

2. Open the File Menu and choose Save. You 
     also can save by clicking the Save Icon.

3. In the File Name space, name your 
    document and add  .html at the end.

4. To preview text in a Navigator (browser) 
     window, click the Preview Icon.

5.  When you're working on a document, 
     it's a good idea to save often  while 
     you're composing your page. 
 
 

 

PUBLISHING YOUR PAGES:  To make your paper visible to the world, you need to move them from your computer or disk onto the Internet.  TO PUBLISH 
Before you follow these instructions, you must already 
have telneted into your CSUN account and have gotten 
permissions to upload to your public_html file.  See 
Instructions for Creating a public_html diretory and 
getting permissions to use it.

    1.    Pull down FILE.
    2.    Click "SAVE AS"
    3.    Give the file a name.htm
    4.    Click on PUBLISH
    5.    Where you see FILE NAME, add an l to 
            htm (=html)
    6.    In the space below HTTP OR FTP LOCATION, 
           type in the pwd you got when you created your 
           directory.   For example:

ftp://csun1.csun.edu/home/users1/lrc/hflrc001
/public_html/

You may ftp in from a web page by altering the address 
slightly:

ftp://hflrc001@csun1.csun.edu/home/users1/lrc/hflrc001
/public_html/

7.    In the USER NAME box, type your account numer
    8.    In the PASSWORD box, type your password
    9.    Click OK
   10.   Wait for the files to transfer, and click ok after 
           "your file  was transferred successfully"  pops up.

Some Computer Tips & A Brief Aside on HTML 
 

 

     Before you start: some shortcuts 
     The LRC Guides to HTML 
     Web Monkey, an HTML interactive practice page 
     Writing HTML, a tutorial for creating web pages